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Big changes ahead for math school

The department of mathematics and statistics in the College of Science has outgrown its name. A semantic dead end with little wiggle room, the word “department” no longer fit the mathematics hub, which officially has become the School of Mathematical Sciences. The new school grew

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State issues to be discussed on campus Sept. 30

Education, the economy, health care, quality of lifeВ… These are issues on the minds of New Yorkers this election year. New York Matters, a civic project sponsored by the Center for Governmental Research and WXXI-TV, will take center stage at RIT Sept. 30. The forum,

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Journal showcases engineering tech

There is a new forum to showcase worldwide scholarship in applied sciences and engineering technology–and it’s being launched at RIT. The Journal of Applied Science and Engineering Technology is scheduled to publish its first edition this spring and has already put out calls to

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Anniversary celebration, Sept. 25

Margaret’s House is inviting the campus to an event that has been 10 years in the making. RIT’s childcare center is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an open house. The event, which takes place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sept. 25, offers the

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On the pod

RIT University News Services has launched “Dateline: RIT–The Podcast.” The biweekly podcast highlights RIT news and people in the news by featuring the remarks of RIT newsmakers–in their own voices–as they were quoted in newspapers and other publications. Each episode also features a University

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Saunders College renovations complete

The “homework” assignment at RIT’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business during the summer months was intense and beyond belief. But the cosmetic facelift was completed–and on time–for 2006-2007 students to enter their new classroom digs while Lowenthal residents enjoyed their building with a

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Golisano college dean selected to serve on NSF committee

Jorge DГ­az-Herrera, dean of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, has been selected to be a member of the National Science Foundation/Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering Advisory Committee. The committee, comprised of about 30 members from both

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RIT presidential search extends across the nation

What personal characteristics are required of the next RIT president? What challenges and opportunities face the university in the next several years? The Presidential Search Committee posed these questions to the RIT community during a series of forums held earlier this month. The forums were

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Study on hearing loss, hormones

The largest study ever to analyze the hearing of women on hormone-replacement therapy, or HRT, has found that women who take the most common form of HRT have a hearing loss of 10 to 30 percent more compared to similar women who have not

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Photo lecture, Sept. 28

Erika Larsen ’97, ’00 (BFA advertising photography, MFA computer graphics design) and Cassandra Warner ’02 (BFA advertising photography) are among Photo District News’ 30 emerging photographers to watch in 2006. Both alumnae and two other selections for up-and-coming photographers, will take part in a

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Usher Syndrome info, Sept. 29

A short documentary about Usher Syndrome, a genetic condition that causes both hearing and progressive vision loss, will be shown at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Panara Theatre, in RIT’s Lyndon Baines Johnson Building. The event is free and open to the public.

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Constitution Day, Sept 21

The modern judiciary system and the U.S. Constitution will be the focus of RIT’s Constitution Day lecture. James Stoner Jr., professor of political science at Louisiana State University, will present the featured talk. The event–free and open to the public–will take place 7:30-9 p.m.

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Golisano anniversary, Oct. 5

The B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences marks its fifth anniversary this year. The college is the largest comprehensive computing college in the nation and was made possible from a gift donated by B. Thomas Golisano, chairman of Paychex Inc. Golisano

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Big win for student 'gamer'

Micah Ernst, a fourth-year information technology student, returned to classes this fall with 100,000 reasons to smile. Ernst won $100,000 over the summer playing in an online gaming competition, the Verizon FIOS Grand Tournament. The 23-year-old native of Meadville, Pa., beat out 6,000 registrants

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Meyer named HUB director

John Meyer has been named director of the HUB Print & Postal Services. This position is responsible for the operations of the HUB at Building 99 which supplies printing and postal services campus wide, the U.S. Post Office located in Nathaniel Rochester Hall and

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Performing Artists season kicks off Sept. 29

The 2006-2007 Performing Artists Concert Series kicks off Sept. 29 in Ingle Auditorium with Fingers and Feet. The Rod Blumenau Jazz Trio will be joined by guest tap dancer Bill Evans to provide an evening of jazz and dance. Tickets are $6 for students,

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A grrrreat welcome back to the RIT community

Julia Lisuzzo, manager of administrative operations at Wallace Library, poses with Ritchie the Tiger at the Wallace Library open house Sept. 1. The open house included interactive crafts, tiger face painting, popcorn and other treats, tours of the library facilities and the opportunity for students to meet library staff.

A. Sue Weisler | photographer


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